Category Archives: St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica

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Here in the heartland of Louisiana stands tall St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica,  an architectural monument of beauty in the City of New Orleans.  Therein lies the entire history of New Orleans.  On its spot a church has stood since 1727.  The present church was completed in 1851 and today, it is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in continuous use in the United States.  The Cathedral has seen many a trial and hardship from hurricanes, tornadoes and fires to wars, especially the Battle of New Orleans and the Civil War.  The architectural beauty of our churches lift the mind and soul to God, therein do many a soul find courage and strength, where God is forever the same, glorified in beauty that is both ever ancient and ever new.  Long live this our symbol, the symbol of New Orleans, of our Europeon heritage, of a sustaning and life-giving Faith, our life and hope here below.

All photos were personally taken by myself.

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Look at that detail!

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Mary, Queen of Poor Souls

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These are the holy water fonts!

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The Lamb of God

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Statue representing “Faith.” Directly behind is the St. Louis, King of France fresco.

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Statue of St. Louis, King of France.

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If you know Damsel of the Faith, you know it is a great joy for me to see the great St. Joan of Arc!

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Young Louis with his mother, Queen Blanche

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The Coronation of Louis as King of France (1226)

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The Marriage of King Louis IX and Marguerite of Provence (1234)

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King Louis IX, builder of Sainte Chapelle

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King Louis IX leaves on Crusade (1248)

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King Louis IX receives the key to the city of Damietta (1249)

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King Louis IX ministers to lepers

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The death of King Louis (1270)

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Body of King Louis IX returned to France (1271)

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Canonization of King Louis (1297)

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The famous statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

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Look at that beautiful crown!

“It is impossible not to feel the peaceful repose, the strange stillness that pervades the atmosphere of Saint Louis Cathedral: romance and religion blend there more closely than at any other spot in the quaint old city.”  ~Fr. Celestin Chambon

We are so blessed to live in the South, home to much Catholic heritage.  May we continue this legacy and retain the heavenly treasures that have been loved by many for generations.

~Damsel of the Faith